Behind the Scenes: Kitchen Visualisation


Hey everybody, my title is Tomas Marcevicius, and I’m a 3D artist from London. After working as a photograph retoucher for over 10 years, I acquired my fingers on Blender in 2020. It began after I needed to work on a venture that required 3D components. Though Photoshop supplied such a instrument, my PC was too weak to transcend something fundamental. Since then, I’ve been steadily learning Blender.


After finishing my final venture, Bathroom Visualisation, I made a decision to do some one-view kitchen venture. I began my seek for “kitchen concepts” on Pinterest. At first, I needed to determine what digicam angle I used to be going to make use of in my visualisation, then what color scheme and furnishings format.

Pinterest will be overwhelming at instances, because of the limitless number of photographs, however narrowing down the standards, I managed to form my visualisation.


Your entire modelling, texturing, lighting, and rendering course of was accomplished in Blender. Inside Blender, I used just a few add-ons, equivalent to GeoScatter for the backyard exterior, BlenderKit, and Wood Generator by Poliigon for texturing and creating varied textures. I want to thank Imeshh and Poliigon for offering some free belongings for my venture.


The P.Plotter add-on performed a key position in aligning the Blender digicam with the reference picture earlier than the modelling course of started. Though, the free model of an analogous instrument known as F.Spy might have been used, however it isn’t built-in inside Blender, requiring the digicam settings to be exported to Blender as a substitute.


As soon as I had a reference picture in entrance of me, I began modelling the kitchen furnishings and room partitions. The modelling course of was comparatively simple.

For this objective, I used a dice to mannequin any form required for the kitchen cabinet, creating all the required house inside it to accommodate the grill, oven, fuel hob, and the kitchen extractor fan, which I bought from the 3D-Baza asset library store.

Subsequent, I added a minimal quantity of related furnishings and kitchen equipment—simply sufficient to make it look inhabitable and practical. I additionally included a plant and {a magazine} on the desk.


By now, I had constructed the vast majority of the room and moved on to including textures. However earlier than that, I needed to introduce world mild. For this objective, I selected Sky Nishita, which I discover easy but versatile sufficient to swimsuit my wants. With a view to have somewhat extra management over the sunshine, I used the Mild Path node to regulate the shiny and diffuse elements of the feel individually.

However earlier than we soar to texturing, I needed to shortly let you understand that I added just a few timber and grass exterior in order that the view by the backyard door would not look too empty.


Initially, I assumed the fabric setup would take quite a bit longer. Nonetheless, this time, I made a decision to maintain it quite simple so long as it labored, and it turned out to be a time-saver. Though I needed to work on materials reflections and glossiness, it was an pleasant job.

For instance, the gray cabinet materials mirrored an excessive amount of saturated color from the wooden ground. As an alternative of fixing it in Photoshop, I addressed it in Blender. The identical gray tone of the cabinet materials required the correct stability of glossiness, roughness, and specular, so it mirrored the suitable quantity of sunshine.

The identical precept utilized to the ground, wooden cabinet, and different supplies. Some required minor changes, whereas others took a bit extra time.

For the ground, I used Poliigon’s Wooden Flooring Generator, which is a really useful instrument. You may modify the tile measurement, color, grain impact, and ground design nonetheless you want to fulfill the necessities of your venture.

Listed here are a number of the supplies I used on this venture,

At this time limit, all supplies have been prepared, and it was time to do a full-frame render to see the entire image. I used to be fairly proud of the consequence for now.


My subsequent step was to introduce some synthetic mild utilizing EIS profiles for space and level lighting. I discover EIS mild profiles tremendous useful. To attain an LED-like lighting impact, I merely added an space sq. mild and scaled it all the way down to a tiny strip. 

I added the EIS profile, and all the pieces was arrange and prepared for one more render.

For my part, it was virtually able to be thought-about the “Ultimate Render,” however just a few tweaks led me to Photoshop Digicam Uncooked. 

All that was left for me to do was some minor color changes, sharpening, distinction enhancement, and a contact of noise. And that was it!

RENDER – Kitchen Visualisation

I made two variations for the kitchen worktop, as you’ll be able to see above, as a result of I assumed each appeared excellent in their very own means.

Thanks a lot for studying my article. I hope you discovered one thing helpful from it. Have a very good day!

In regards to the Artist                       

Tomas Marcevicius is a London-based 3D artist with a background in picture retouching who found Blender in 2020 and has since been honing his abilities within the software program.